when-raising-a-toddler-gets-tough

Raising a toddler is much tougher than I expected. Parenting as a whole is a lot more difficult than I ever anticipated – and I only have one child! I went to bed tired last night and woke up this morning even MORE tired. It doesn’t matter if I got to bed at 9pm or […]

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My First Year as a Mompreneur

Last year, I resigned from my comfortable and well paying corporate job to become a stay-at-home mom turned “mompreneur”. Which really means I take care of my daughter during the day and am an entrepreneur in the evenings, early mornings, and occasionally nap time.  My first year as a mompreneur has been full of ups […]

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from-surviving-to-thriving-with-two

Title Photo Credit: Aaren Lee Photography   A month before my daughter was born, I wrote a blog about the secret of surviving two.  I didn’t know what it was like to have two children yet, but I wrote that loving them would be enough to survive.  At the time, I didn’t fully believe that.  […]

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Philly Baby Bump - Why I Left My Job

It is 8am and instead of scrambling to rush out of the house on my thankfully short commute to work in Center City, I’m at home, drinking a cup of coffee ,and writing this post while my daughter naps (she woke up at 5am). My last day at my full-time job was full of emotion, […]

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Secret To Surviving Two

Philly Baby Bump Guest Post by Julianne Thomas The Secret To Surviving Two As my second child is [hopefully] close to her arrival, I have had a ton of people asking if I am getting excited or if I am ready for two kids. The first thoughts that pop in my head are pure terror […]

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First 30 Days Of Being a New Mom

Like a lot of new mothers, I was (or thought I was) overly prepared for the birth of my daughter. I had my hospital bag packed and on standby in the living room weeks before my due date. I even had a “birthing kit” neatly packed that included two different types of heat packs: one […]

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philly-birth-stories-2

I WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! I can’t imagine anything more powerful, complex, and profound as giving birth (especially to your first child!). I love reading birth stories and want to start a “Philly Birth Stories” series where I highlight all the different childbirth experiences of Philly moms. Whether you only answer one question or […]

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7 Community Maternity Resources in Philly That You Probably Didn't Know About

Originally featured in Spring/Summer Edition of The Philly Baby Bump Guide   Philadelphia is home to a number of free community programs and resources that are available for new and expectant moms:   1. MoMobile: Provides “case management, family support, and health education to pregnant and parenting women through the babies 1st birthday. Community health […]

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Philly Baby Bump 5 Things I learned from Breastfeeding

Whenever I hang out with or talk to other new moms (or even cashiers at CVS), the subject inevitably turns to breastfeeding and the trials and tribulations that come with it.  A conversation I had a couple of days ago made me realize how many things I had learned during my breastfeeding journey:   5. […]

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Bright Horizons Philadelphia

I visited the Bright Horizons center at 1601 Market Street with my daughter in tow and had an opportunity to take a tour, meet some of the staff, and learn more about the infant program. I decided to write a review for a couple of reasons: First, as many of you know, Bright Horizons is […]

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